Thursday, February 20, 2014

Stampin' Up! awesomeness

This last month has flown by!  My friend A moved here from NY.  Helping him adjust to the area has been a roller coaster ride.  I was so stressed that I did some retail therapy.  After the Stampin' Up! idea book came out last year, I made a wish list of about $350 worth of product. I ordered a few things last year, but didn't really order anything after that... until now lol. I ordered a few "bundles" as well as an In Color kit that has 5 ink pads and coordinating cardstock.  Since it's Sale-abration, for every $50 you order, you get to choose a free product from the selection they have.  I was super excited about this because, not only do I get to order stuff that I have wanted for a while, but I got free stuff... So I took a look at the free products and decided that there was two things that I wanted - the Banner Blast stamp set and the coordinating punch. I went about ordering my items (at least $100 worth) and then chose those as my freebies.  I can't wait to make some fun stuff with my new toys!

BTW - if you haven't checked out Stampin' Up! and you love using stamps and other awesome products, you should look at their website.  They have amazing stuff, from ink and stamps to paper and embellishments to tools and storage. I love that they now have punches to coordinate with the stamp sets.  It means you can stamp an image and then punch it out. Easy peasy! They also have framelits (dies to use with the Big Shot) that coordinate with certain stamp sets.  It's the same concept as the punches, but using the Big Shot.

In Color Ink and Cardstock

Mosaic Madness "bundle" plus coordinating embossing folder

Six Sided Sampler  "bundle"

Square Lattice Embossing Folder

Banner Blast stamps and coordinating punch